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Gold and Black Stays
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My completed stays. Gold satin bound with black binding, two layers of canvas, boned with cable ties, lined in cotton
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2396x2290px 3.43 MB
IMAGE DETAILS
Make
NIKON
Model
COOLPIX S200
Shutter Speed
2732240/100000000 second
Aperture
F/3.5
Focal Length
7 mm
ISO Speed
200
Date Taken
Mar 19, 2008, 11:27:01 PM
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Comments (24)
Elandria's avatar
Elandria|Professional General Artist
These look great :) I've always used synthetic whalebone [link] for my corsets, simply becasue I've never been able to find anywhere in the UK that sells the very large cable ties. I get my synthetic whalebone from venacavadesign.com which is the best place for corset supplies I've ever found and is a huge favourite with many corset creators in Europe :D
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bluerosetayu's avatar
Wow! Coolio, thanks for the link, I will definitely check that website out. I really want to try something with synthetic whalebone now. :D
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Elandria's avatar
Elandria|Professional General Artist
Its super easy to use :nod: plus getting it in a continuous length means there's never any wastage.
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stitchophrenia's avatar
stitchophrenia|Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This is lovely - great colour!
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techiewench's avatar
They look great! How are the cable ties holding up?
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bluerosetayu's avatar
Oh, they're holding up very well! I actually just bought some more to make either effigy stays or a new pair of rococo stays. They're a dream come true! Thank you!
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suburbanbeatnik|Professional Traditional Artist
Wow, these look great! I wish I had a pair.
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bluerosetayu's avatar
thank you! I worked very hard on them.
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suburbanbeatnik|Professional Traditional Artist
They look great!

I don't suppose you have any for sale? :)
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technicolor-werewolf|Hobbyist General Artist
Boned with cable ties? How has that worked out for you? (I'm a beginning corsetmaker with no budget and I've had all kinds of horrible trouble with the plastic boning sold by the yard so I was looking for an alternative that might work better...)
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bluerosetayu's avatar
yeah, don't buy labeled plastic boning such as ridgeline, it sucks to hell and offers no support whatsoever. Many costumers use steel boning, spring and plain, for their work, but beyond 1860 it's historically inaccurate and bloody expensive to boot. As for me, I'm a lover of cable ties. Cable ties are an excellent alternative as they are much closer to baleen in weight and flexibility and it's the friend of every pauper seamstress as it's pretty cheap and you can find packets of it at Home Depot. There's a great article on it by Sarah Lorraine of La Mode Historique [link] who is a very prestigious figure in the costuming world. I think it's mentioned in the article, but go for the heavy duty cable ties, not the tiny flimsy crap otherwise you'll be reliving your moments with the ridgeline.
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technicolor-werewolf|Hobbyist General Artist
Ah, okay. Thanks for the link, it was really, really helpful.
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AlAlNe's avatar
ok... your so young and you have this kind of talent and focus. I'm jealous. And your a fast reader. you Go girl!
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bluerosetayu's avatar
Hee, thank you!
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theLadyBarbossa's avatar
Right nice pair of stays. kudos.
What pattern did ye use?
The gold satin adds a loverly touch to it.
BTW, fabulous background. Rather envious of th' Colonial style home there. :)
And, aye, I'll agree with ye... stays are time consuming. Not all the difficult but time consuming. Working on my second and third pair right now.


~Lady B
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bluerosetayu's avatar
Much obliged. I borrowed a pair from costumes.org. Indeed they consumed many a long hour to construct. I await the images of your stays with great anticipation.
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Miss-Pixie-Duchess's avatar
So beautiful! Do you ever plan on wearing this for any reason?
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bluerosetayu's avatar
yeah, i wear them all the time for costuming events and for funsies :D
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Miss-Pixie-Duchess's avatar
*IS JEALOUS* You're so lucky...
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rimolyne|Hobbyist General Artist
uuuuh!!! teach me how to make a corset!!! i soooo wanna have the power to make corsets!!!!
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bluerosetayu's avatar
Oh, heh, believe me, that took me forever to finish. Started in October and didn't finish until late April....
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Chivalricspook's avatar
What an awesome color, I love it!
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